“In silence I make sound decisions ”
— Paul J Rogers
Music Maker |Environmentalist |Pagan
Brisbane-based Paul J Rogers grew up in the south-eastern suburbs of Sydney in the 1980’s, in a place affectionately known as ‘The Shire’ (post LoTR).
Paul started playing guitar and writing music at age 14. His sound was heavily influenced by the rock politics of Midnight Oil, the infectious grooves of INXS, and the atmospheric wall of sound that defines U2.
Paul experienced degrees of success with Real Life Exit (RLX) in the early 1990’s playing prestigious venues like such as Lees Palace (Toronto), as well as Selina’s at Sydney’s Coogee Bay Hotel. In this period RLX were signed with Sony aﬃliate ICM (International Concert Management).
Paul then withdrew from the lights to start a family in the early 2000’s. His passion for environmentalism, poverty & social justice saw him complete a degree in Political Science & International Studies in 2009. These interests in global themes of justice are no silent obsession. Paul has been actively engaged in the environmental movement for 23 years.
In this same period, Paul studied Astrology as well as the spiritual teachings of Wayne Dyer and Caroline Myss. These two contemporary-American spiritual teachers had a deeply profound impact of Paul’s understanding of the world and relationships.
Coming out of musical hibernation in 2014, Paul began steadily releasing music as a solo artist. A prolific song writer, he has now released 33 songs. Paul writes, performs and produces all of his music.
Outside of music, Paul spends his downtime studying thinkers and ethicists like Daniel Schmachtenberger, Tristan Harris, Naomi Klein & Vandana Shiva . Paul is very interested in both the existential and catastrophic risks faced by humanity – in particular the climate crisis, exponential tech and disaster capitalism.
- Signed to Sony affiliate ICM (1990’s)
- Headline act Selina’s (Sydney 1991)
- Headline act Lee’s Palace (Toronto 1993)
- Support act Bobcaygen Music Festival 1994
- ‘Don’t Place Me in the Past' – 157,000 music video streams on Facebook in 2019
- ‘Who'll Stop the People' and ‘Planet in Pain’ – both featured on Extinction Rebellion Radio London 2020
- ‘Who’ll Stop the People’ - Playlisted by Green Music Australia in 2020, on a list of music influencers alongside Paul McCartney, Billie Eilish, Depeche Mode and Gotye.
1) The Reckoning ~ 19 May 2014
2) Chelsea ~ 2 Jun 2014
3) Sand Dune ~ 11 Feb 2016
4) Observer ~ 4 Apr 2016
5) Willow ~ 3 Oct 2016
6) Permanent Tide ~ 11 Nov 2016
7) Two Shows - A Twin Flame Journey ~ 11 Nov 2018
8) Early Leaver ~ 9 Apr 2019
9) Mirror Soul ~ 10 Jun 2019
10) Coffin Groom ~ 28 Oct 2019
11) Don't Place Me in the Past (Radio Mix) ~ 1 Aug 2019
12) Don't Place Me in the Past (Extended Mix) ~ 26 Jan 2020
13) Who'll Stop the People ~ 24 May 2020
14) Planet in Pain ~ 11 Sep 2020
15) Planet in Pain (Adano Mix) ~ 21 Sep 2020
16) You Give Me Gold ~ 18 April 2021
17) I’ve Got This ~ 13 Aug 2021
17 releases = 33 songs!
Website photography includes artist pics by Tracie Tee Live events & David Kan